SYMONS OF WERRINGTON AND ST. STEPHEN BY LAUNCESTON

                  

I have not yet had access to the relevant records to trace this family earlier than William Symons who married Sarah Pooley at Boyton, Cornwall, in 1826.

 

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SYMONS

 

1      WILLIAM SYMONS of Yeolmbridge, Werrington, Devon, stone mason’s labourer and farm labourer, was born ca 1801 at Launceston, Cornwall[1] or at Werrington,[2] and died on 23 January 1870 at St. Stephen by Launceston.[3] He married on 2 November 1826 at Boyton, Cornwall, SARAH POOLEY,[4] daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Smith) Pooley. Sarah was born at Boyton,[5] baptised there on 10 April 1803,[6] and died on 17 June 1851 at Yeolmbridge.[7]

 

          Children of William and Sarah (Pooley) Symons:[8]

          2        i         SAMUEL SYMONS (1827-1886); m JANE PEARCE.

                    ii        WILLIAM SYMONS of Yeolmbridge, stone mason; b Werrington,[9] bap there 15 Feb 1829, bur there 16 Jan 1892;[10] m 29 Mar 1853, Werrington, JANE SEARLE.[11]

                    iii       RICHARD SYMONS of Werrington, quarry labourer, b Werrington,[12] bap there 10 Jul 1831; m ELIZABETH.[13]

                    iv       ANN SYMONS, b Werrington,[14] bap there 15 Dec 1833,[15] bur there 18 Apr 1851.[16]

                    v        SUSANNAH SYMONS, bap 27 Mar 1836, Werrington.

                    vi       SARAH SYMONS, bap 18 Mar 1838, Werrington; m WILLIAM HOPPER; emigrated to Canada.[17]

                    vii      JOHN SYMONS of Stratton, Cornwall, farm labourer, b Werrington,[18] bap there 9 Aug 1840; m ELIZABETH.[19]

                    viii     ELIZABETH SYMONS, bap 7 Apr 1843, Werrington, bur there 9 Apr 1843.[20]

                    ix       GRACE SYMONS, b 15 May 1845, Yeolmbridge, d 17 Jan 1924, Plymouth; m 25 Feb 1864, Marystowe, Devon, JOHN PALMER.[21]

 

2      SAMUEL SYMONS of Lower Truscott, St. Stephen by Launceston, farm bailiff, was born at Werrington,[22] baptised there on 27 May 1827,[23] and died on 1 June 1886 at St. Stephen.[24] He married on 7 May 1860 at the Wesleyan Association Chapel, Tavistock, Devon, JANE PEARCE,[25] daughter of Henry and Mary (Veal) Pearce (see here). Jane was born at Northcott Hamlet, Devon, baptised on 18 September 1825 at Boyton, and died on 26 November 1886 at St. Stephen.

 

          Children of Samuel and Jane (Pearce) Symons:[26]

                    i         WILLIAM HENRY SYMONS, bap 26 Jun 1861, St. Stephen.

                    ii        JANE SYMONS, b 11 Nov 1862, St. Stephen,[27] d 23 Oct 1943, Leeds, Yorkshire;[28] m 27 Aug 1885, Tower Street Chapel, Launceston, HENRY TURNER[29] (see here).

                    iii       MARY SYMONS, b St. Stephen,[30] bap there 1 Aug 1866, d 23 Oct 1938; m(1) SAMUEL C. PERKIN; m(2) WILLIAM SHUTE.[31]

                    iv       BESSIE SYMONS, b St. Stephen,[32] bap there 5 Sep 1869, d 11 Apr 1944; m JOHN BRAY.[33]



[1] 1851 census returns, Werrington (National Archives, HO 107/1899, fol. 251).

[2] 1861 census returns, St. Stephen (National Archives, RG 9/1519, fol. 96).

[3] Death certificate.

[4] Boyton parish registers.

[5] 1851 census returns, Werrington (National Archives, HO 107/1899, fol. 251).

[6] Boyton parish registers (available online at http://www.familysearch.org).

[7] Death certificate.

[8] Baptism details of the children are from the Werrington parish registers.

[9] 1851 census returns, Werrington (National Archives, HO 107/1899, fol. 251).

[10] Werrington parish registers.

[11] Werrington parish registers (available online at http://www.familysearch.org); 1861 census returns, Werrington (National Archives, RG 9/1519, fol. 24).

[12] 1881 census returns, Werrington (National Archives, RG 11/2276, fol. 25).

[13] 1881 census returns, Werrington (National Archives, RG 11/2276, fol. 25).

[14] 1851 census returns, Werrington (National Archives, HO 107/1899, fol. 251).

[15] The baptism entry in the Werrington parish registers gives the mother’s name as “Ann”. From the 1851 census returns (National Archives, HO 107/1899, fol. 251), William Symons, husband of Sarah Pooley, is known to have had a daughter Ann born about 1833 at Werrington, and since there is no other baptism of an Ann Symons in the Werrington parish registers around that period, nor of any other children with parents named William and Ann Symons, it seems clear that the name “Ann” in the register is in this case an error for “Sarah”.

[16] Werrington parish registers.

[17] Information from Mike Palmer.

[18] 1861 census returns, St. Stephen (National Archives, RG 9/1519, fol. 96).

[19] 1881 census returns (National Archives, RG 11/2270, fol. 36).

[20] Werrington parish registers.

[21] Information from Miriam Mincher; 1881 census returns, Lamerton (National Archives, RG 11/2220, fol. 28).

[22] 1851 census returns, Werrington (National Archives, HO 107/1899, fol. 251).

[23] Werrington parish registers.

[24] Grant of probate.

[25] Marriage certificate.

[26] Baptism details of the children are from the Symons One Name Study website (http://www.symons-one-name.co.uk/Places/Baptisms%20&%20Births/st_stephens_bap_birth.htm), citing the St. Stephen parish registers.

[27] Birth certificate.

[28] Death certificate.

[29] Marriage certificate.

[30] 1891 census returns, St. Stephen (National Archives, RG 12/1803, fol. 87).

[31] 1891 census returns, St. Stephen (National Archives, RG 12/1803, fol. 87); notes of Geoffrey Daniels; pedigree compiled by Susan (Frayne) Symes.

[32] 1891 census returns, St. Stephen (National Archives, RG 12/1803, fol. 87).

[33] Pedigree compiled by Susan (Frayne) Symes, a great-granddaughter of John and Bessie (Symons) Bray; 1901 census returns, St. Stephen (National Archives, RG 13/2181, fol. 70).